Landlords

Landlords

Tailored services to suit all requirements

Our simple objective is to ensure that letting property is trouble free and that landlords avoid the pitfalls. Our lettings offices have a comprehensive landlord’s information pack available which covers topics such as tenant selection, legal requirements, rent collection, insurance, fire and safety regulations, termination, deposit administration, lease renewal, property maintenance and dilapidations. In addition, it clearly explains in detail the various services that we are able to offer with associated charges.
Please contact a member of the lettings team to discuss any of the services we provide in more detail or arrange a free no obligation rental appraisal.

Summary of Services Provided

Full Management Service
Being a landlord can be a time consuming and stressful business. This service will suit landlords who would prefer a third party to entirely deal with the letting and full management of their property and deal with all tenant queries and end of tenancy/deposit issues.
Let Only/Tenant Find Service
This service will suit landlords who prefer to manage the property but require the tenancy to be set up correctly and the property marketed to ensure maximum tenant enquiry.
 
Landlord Fees:
Fully Managed
Set up Fee - £270.00 incl. VAT

  • Agree the market rent and find a tenant in accordance with the landlord instructions.
  • Carry out accompanied viewings
  • Market the property and advertise on relevant portals.
  • Erect board outside property.
  • Carry out inventory and schedule of condition of property
  • Deposit registration
  • Carry out quarterly inspections
  • Organise repairs
  • Deal with end of tenancy inspection and deposit


Standard Management fee - 13.2% incl. VAT of the monthly rental
Tenant/Guarantor application fee - £60.00 incl.VAT per applicant
Renewal Fee  - £60.00 incl. VAT
Contract negotiation, amending and updating terms and arranging a further tenancy and agreement
Preparation of annual rental statement for tax returns (TMA) - £102.00 incl. VAT
Redirection of mail overseas - Cost of postage
Faxes and Overseas Telephone calls - Telephone Costs
For obtaining a second and any subsequent estimates - £12.00 incl VAT 
for substantial works to be carried out at the property         
                                                                                                            
We reserve the right to charge 10% + Vat of repair/refurbishment work instructed with 
the Landlords authority for sums over £500 – such as in connection with insurance
claims                              
For each duplicate statement supplied - £9.00 incl. VAT
For any additional visits/inspections to the property
Eg: Insurance purposes, at Landlords request - £24.00 incl. VAT
 
Let Only
Set up Fee - 60% inc VAT of 1st months’ rent (Minimum let only fee of £420.00 incl. VAT)
Tenant/Guarantor application fee - £120 incl.VAT per applicant

  • Agree the market rent and find a tenant in accordance with the landlord instructions.
  • Carry out accompanied viewings
  • Market the property and advertise on relevant portals.
  • Erect board outside property.
  • Carry out inventory and schedule of condition of property

Duplication & Testing of extra keys - Cost of key + £12.00 incl. VAT
 
We are members of The Property Ombudsman redress scheme.
 

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If you’re a buyer or renter going on viewings:

You can still go and view properties that you’ve had your eye on, but you must follow our simple guidance to ensure your viewing goes as smoothly and as safely as possible:

Protecting yourself and those in the property you’re viewing

Whether it’s on your way to a viewing, or once you get there, remember these three key pieces of advice from the government:

• Maintain a 2m distance from anyone you aren’t living with – we know this can be tough at times, but it’s possible. If you ever forget what 2m looks like, imagine taking two long strides, or visualising the height of your front door!

• Wash your hands regularly (and thoroughly) and avoid touching your face – we’ve all got the dry hands to prove it, but this remains one of the most important pieces of guidance right now to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

• Minimise contact with surfaces outside of your home – this can be hard as we touch so many things throughout the day, often without thinking about it. Common things include door handles, lift buttons and ‘stop’ buttons on the bus.

Why not start with an online viewing, if available?

You’ll still need to view the property in person, before being able to proceed with an offer, but it’s a great place to start. Particularly helpful if you’re not entirely sure whether it’s suitable for you, it’s also one less journey you’ll need to make. If you’d still like the view the property, the agent will be pleased to know you’re serious.

Before the viewing

In line with government guidance, anyone experiencing coronavirus symptoms should be staying at home, to help prevent further spread of the disease.

To give confidence to all parties present at the viewing that this guidance is being followed, and to help the agent manage the viewing in the most efficient way possible, you should be asked to complete a handful of questions before your viewing such as:

• Has anyone in your household had COVID-19?

• Has anyone in your household displayed COVID-19 symptoms or not yet completed a required period of household self-isolation?

• Are you in the high-risk category?

The current owner, or tenants, of the property you’re going to view will have also completed these questions, as will the agent if they’ll be present on the viewing, so don’t be afraid to check with the agent on this if it’s a concern.

We would also recommend asking the agent as many questions as possible before the viewing, to help save time on the viewing itself.

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